Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. Launches Bicycle Statistics and Safety Infographic
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New Jersey personal injury attorneys Gabriel Lependorf & David Silverstein have released an infographic that highlights recent statistics in regard to bicycle accidents as well helpful safety information to help bike riders avoid a potentially dangerous situation.
Princeton, NJ – The personal injury law firm of Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. is happy to announce the launch of a new infographic, “Bicycle Statistics and Safety Info,” to offer some insight into the dangers facing bicyclists and how riders can help keep themselves safe on the road.
No Match for a Car
Bicyclists have the right to share the road with motor vehicles, but this carries high risks because a bicycle offers no protection to a cyclist in the event of a collision with a multi-ton car. According to the infographic, which sources the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 52,000 bicyclists suffered injury in motor vehicle accidents in 2010. Just a minor bump from a car could cause a bicyclist to fall or be thrown against another object. Such impact could result in broken bones, brain injury, or even spinal cord injury. A properly-fitted helmet only offers minimal, but necessary, protection in an accident. For this reason, motor vehicle drivers and cyclists must be aware of each other and what steps they should take to avoid a potential injury accident.
Staying Safe While Biking
As a rider himself, attorney David Silverstein understands the dangers facing cyclists on the road and aims to offer useful safety information through the firm’s bike infographic, found here: https://lependorf.com/bicycle-accidents/infographic. There are several steps a bicycle rider may take to protect him- or herself while making motor vehicle drivers aware of them. For example, a bike rider must always follow the rules of the road. To do that, one must know what his or her state laws regarding bicycle riding are. Additionally, a cyclist should always wear a bicycle helmet and should always check their bike before taking it out for a ride. Malfunctioning equipment can cause an accident just as easily as a careless driver.
In regard to actual riding behavior, making eye contact with drivers is very important as it ensures that the driver knows the rider is there. Another important safety tip is to always be aware of your surroundings, including road conditions, drivers, and blind spots.
Committed to Promoting Bicycle Safety
As NJ bike accident attorneys, the legal team at Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. has seen first-hand the devastating physical, emotional, and financial consequences of a bike accident and urge cyclists and drivers alike to conduct themselves with the safety of others in mind.